I recently posted a question that I put significant effort into. The problem I was having was complex, and I posted a significant amount of code. I included links to pages that I tried using, and searched S.O. for a good .5-1.0 hour before posting.

I was downvoted after 45 minutes of waiting for an answer without any explanation. I posted a comment asking for clarification, but didn't get any.

My question is: Do down-voters actually get my requests for clarification? I really want a good answer, and if my question is bad I want to fix it. Down votes just decrease the chance that anyone will look at it.

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They will not see your request for clarification unless they come back to the question on their own (there's no notification at the moment for this)

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